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ACTIVITIES OF THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, SOUTH VIETNAM
ARC Identifier 31818 / Local Identifier 111-LC-52590 1968
Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984). Silent. Soldiers searching in village. Women are questioned. CU, pile of spiked foot traps. Villagers being questioned about the traps. Suspects are led away. Photographer loads film into 16mm motion picture camera. VS, soldiers dig in. Prepare bunkers and fill sandbags. BG William C. Coleman, Asst. Div. Commander, arrives by copter and is greeted by officers. BG Coleman and officers in discussion, they check maps. Soldiers continue to dig in. Soldiers move 105mm How into position. CH-47 brings in another 105mm How in sling. Soldiers prepare How; adjust sight. Soldiers walk past women tapping rubber tree on plantation. Soldiers walk on dirt road between trees. Soldiers take cover behind embankment on the outskirts of the village of Ap Loc Thanh. ARVN soldiers arrive in copter. American soldiers brief Viets. American soldiers and ARVN soldiers search village. ARVN soldiers force open door of hut. Americans and Viets enter. Civilians are questioned and their ID cards checked. Soldiers take cover in brush as they come under sniper fire. Soldiers run from tree-to-tree on rubber plantation. Soldier throws hand grenade into bunker; runs for cover and the grenade explodes. Soldier speaks over radio. Soldiers search in wreckage of hut. Soldiers walk on dirt road and along treeline. Mess line set up at campsite. Men are served from mermite containers. Soldiers eat from paper plates. Soldiers enter dense bamboo jungle. Soldiers cross ravine on single log. Soldiers enter Montagnard village. Medic treats children. Soldier gives biscuits to children. Woman gives food to children gathered around her. Medic treats villagers. Soldiers cross shallow stream and climb embankment. VS, religious service being held in field at campsite. Chaplain leads prayers. Soldiers read from prayer booklets. Some of the men are stripped to the waist. In one of the scenes a CH-47 copter is landing in background.